Tzatziki Sauce

What’s a Greek dish without TZATZIKI!!!
This is a fresh and light cucumber and yogurt based sauce perfect for veggies, pita bread, and meats… it’s time to get creative, the possibilities are endless!!!


Tzatziki Sauce


  • 2 Cups Plain Greek Yogurt
  • 1 English Cucumber
  • 2 Garlic Cloves
  • 2 tbsp Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1 tbsp Fresh Dill or Mint
  • 2 tsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO)
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • Pinch of Black Pepper


  1. Peel and cut off the ends of an English Cucumber. Using the large blade side of a grater, grate the cucumber in a medium bowl. I prefer this cucumber over others because the seeds are very small or sometimes none at all. Sprinkle with a pinch of salt and allow to sit for 10 minutes. This will allow the release of the liquid from cucumber.
  2. In another medium bowl, add plain yogurt (you can use non-Greek yogurt.. however will not be as good😁), finely chop garlic cloves and dill or mint, freshly squeezed lemon juice, EVOO, salt, and pepper. In my recipe photo, I used dill.
  3. Squeeze out all the water from cucumber either by hand or using
  4. cheese cloth/kitchen towel or mesh strainer. Take your time with this step, you certainly do not want a watery sauce. Add to bowl and mix together well. Chill in refrigerator for at least 1 hour and serve.
  5. Enjoy and please let me know what you think of my recipe!


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